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BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 23, 2020

Eminem lyrics: Rapper says album was 'not made for the squeamish'
The rapper says controversial lyrics on his latest album are "designed to shock".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 23, 2020

Victoria Derbyshire 'absolutely devastated' after her TV show is cut
The BBC says it "is no longer cost-effective" to keep The Victoria Derbyshire Show on air.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 23, 2020

Grammy Awards boss 'has evidence' votes were 'rigged'
Deborah Dugan gives her first interview since being suspended as CEO of the Recording Academy.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 23, 2020

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Chris Butler's top animation tips
Chris Butler caused an upset when Missing Link beat Toy Story 4 in the Golden Globes.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 23, 2020

Does Russia's new culture minister hate the arts?
Olga Lyubimova knows about film and TV production, but once apparently admitted loathing many art forms.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 23, 2020

Jean-Paul Gaultier's last fashion show
The French designer has said goodbye to his 50-year runway career in Paris but says he will not stop working.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 23, 2020

Victoria Derbyshire says 'we don't give up' after her TV show is cut
Victoria Derbyshire addresses the news that her TV show is coming off air, saying "we're still here".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 23, 2020

Juice WRLD: Rapper died from accidental overdose of painkillers, coroner rules
A medical examiner has ruled that the rapper died as a result of oxycodone and codeine toxicity,

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 23, 2020

Jessica Simpson reveals childhood sexual abuse
The singer reveals in her new book how a childhood incident led to a reliance on drugs and alcohol.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 23, 2020

‘I shall think of him exploding' - Cleese on Jones
John Cleese pays tribute to his Monty Python co-star Terry Jones, who has died aged 77.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 23, 2020

Stars turn out for Jean-Paul Gaultier's final show
French fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier ends a 50-year career with his last couture runway show.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 22, 2020

He was jailed for making music - but he won't stop
Mehdi Rajabian was arrested and imprisoned for his music but he insists, "no power can stop art".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 22, 2020

Mehdi Rajabian was sent to prison for making music - but he says that won't stop him
Mehdi Rajabian was arrested and imprisoned for his music but he insists, "no power can stop art".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 22, 2020

Alan Partridge superfan spends hours finding festival props
Festival organiser Paul Wassell goes to great lengths to celebrate his love of the cult creation.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 22, 2020

Shrewsbury book collector gifts LGBT 'legacy'
Jonathan Cutbill's collection documents LGBT history and the oppression people had faced.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 22, 2020

Jean-Paul Gaultier: Stars turn out for designer's final show
French fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier ends a 50-year career with his last couture runway show.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 22, 2020

Palin's emotional tribute to Terry Jones
Sir Michael Palin pays tribute to his Monty Python co-star Terry Jones, who has died aged 77.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 22, 2020

Terry Jones: Michael Palin pays tribute to Monty Python star
Sir Michael Palin pays tribute to his Monty Python co-star Terry Jones, who has died aged 77.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 22, 2020

James Bond Spectre filming accident damages claim settled
Terry Madden was working on the James Bond film Spectre in Austria when his legs were crushed.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 22, 2020

Harvey Weinstein trial: Defence hits back after graphic prosecution claims
The ex-film mogul's defence rejects graphic prosecution statements, saying the charges will unravel.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 22, 2020

Terry Jones: Monty Python stars pay tribute to comedy great
Members of the iconic comedy group lead tributes to their "outrageously funny" co-star, who has died aged 77.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 22, 2020

Victoria Derbyshire Show to come off air as part of BBC cuts
The costs of the news and current affairs show have been "deemed too high", our media editor says.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 22, 2020

Terry Jones: Monty Python stars pay tribute after comedy great dies at 77
Sir Michael Palin, John Cleese and Eric Idle lead the tributes to their former co-star Terry Jones.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 22, 2020

Harvey Weinstein trial: Ex-movie mogul 'a titan and a rapist'
Opening arguments begin in the trial of the ex-movie mogul, who could face life behind bars.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 22, 2020

Palin and Cleese remember 'strange and silly moments' with Terry Jones
"He was a remarkable fellow because he had endless energy and enthusiasm," Cleese tells the BBC.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 22, 2020

Terry Jones: Life in pictures
Pictures from the life of The Monty Python star Terry Jones, who has died at the age of 77.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 22, 2020

Palin remembers 'strange and silly moments' with Terry Jones
"Enthusiasm and passion" were what his fellow Python was known for, the broadcaster tells the BBC.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 22, 2020

Look back at the career of Monty Python's Terry Jones
A look back at the life of the Welsh comic actor, writer and director, who has died aged 77.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 22, 2020

Terry Jones: Monty Python star dies aged 77
Tributes are paid to the comedy great, who had been living with dementia.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 22, 2020

Terry Jones obituary: Master of the absurd
The life of the actor, writer and director who found fame as a member of the Monty Python team.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 22, 2020

The Dungeness home of Derek Jarman could become an attraction
Campaigners are trying to raise £3.5m to buy the cottage, its contents and shingle garden.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 22, 2020

Ousted Grammy Awards boss Deborah Dugan makes corruption claims
The head of the Recording Academy makes claims of voting irregularities and sexual harassment.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 22, 2020

Grammy Awards are 'ripe with corruption' says ousted boss Deborah Dugan
The head of the Recording Academy makes claims of voting irregularities and sexual harassment.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 22, 2020

Armando Iannucci on 'colour-blind casting' of David Copperfield and Brexit
Director Armando Iannucci hopes that casting Dev Patel as David Copperfield will change minds.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 22, 2020

Hunger Games prequel will reveal villain's origins
Suzanne Collins's next novel will focus on the early years of the villainous President Snow.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 22, 2020

Zindagi Tamasha: Pakistan film suspended after religious uproar
Officials warned of unrest after an Islamist party objected to the portrayal of a struggling cleric.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 22, 2020

'Lost' LS Lowry painting fetches £2.65m at auction
The artwork, titled The Mill, Pendlebury, was lost to the art world for more than seven decades.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 22, 2020

Orlando Bloom to voice Prince Harry in animated series
A new animated series about the Royal family is being made starring Orlando Bloom.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 21, 2020

The writers breathing life into black British history
Several little-known but remarkable stories of the 18th and 19th Centuries are being told on stage.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 21, 2020

Netflix reveals The Crown viewing figures for the first time
A total of 73 million households worldwide have watched the three seasons of the royal drama.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 21, 2020

The challenge of photographing Taal volcano
Photographer Ezra Acayan describes the risky business of shooting a volcano as it erupts.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 21, 2020

Prince wrongful death legal claims dismissed
The claims were brought against a doctor and a pharmacy who supplied the star with pain medication.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 21, 2020

Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie talk about reunion 'often'
Hugh Laurie says he and Stephen Fry have missed a deadline they set themselves to reunite.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 21, 2020

Ozzy Osbourne reveals Parkinson's disease diagnosis
The rock star and his family tell a US TV show he has a "mild form" of the condition.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 21, 2020

Peter Hobday: Former Today programme host dies at 82
For 14 years he was known for his affable, relaxed style on the Radio 4 flagship news programme.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 21, 2020

Van Gogh self-portrait is genuine, experts decide
A portrait that has puzzled art experts for decades is finally declared a real Van Gogh.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 21, 2020

Disney to launch a week earlier than planned in the UK
The US media giant also confirmed the service will cost more than its earlier DisneyLife platform.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 21, 2020

What high fashion is doing about cultural appropriation
Commes Des Garçons became the latest fashion house to cause offence at Paris Fashion Week on Friday.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 21, 2020

Kendrick Lamar to headline London's BST festival
The Pulitzer prize-winner stokes speculation of a Glastonbury slot by confirming his London show.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 20, 2020

Eminem 'crossed a line', says Courteeners singer
Chart rival Liam Fray "feels sorry" for the rapper over his Ariana Grande-Manchester bomb lyrics.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 20, 2020

The Pembrokeshire Murders: Luke Evans in true crime drama
The Pembrokeshire Murders will tell how a man was brought to justice for two double murders.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 20, 2020

Seven things we learnt at the Screen Actors Guild awards
Brad and Jen were trending, Phoebe Waller-Bridge was accepting and the cast of The Crown were abdicating.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 20, 2020

Sara Bareilles: 'Waitress changed my life'
The hit musical gave the US singer award nominations, her first Broadway role and a new partner.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 20, 2020

Studio Ghibli: Netflix buys rights to iconic animated films
From February, 21 of the studio's iconic films will be available on Netflix.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 20, 2020

Photos from the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
Joaquin Phoenix, Renee Zellweger and Phoebe Waller-Bridge were among the winning attendees.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 20, 2020

BBC director general job 'unbelievably tough'
Lord Hall's successor will need "phenomenal skills" to lead in changing times, the BBC's Amol Rajan says.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 20, 2020

Lord Hall to step down as BBC's director general
Tony Hall says the decision to leave after seven years in the role has "been hard".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 20, 2020

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston celebrate at SAG Awards
The former couple briefly reunite backstage after receiving prizes from the Screen Actors Guild.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 20, 2020

Emily Eavis to get the NME's Godlike Genius award
She gets the honour 24 years after her father, who set up the Glastonbury Festival in 1970.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 20, 2020

David Olney: American folk singer dies on stage aged 71
The 71-year-old singer-songwriter apologised to the audience before closing his eyes, witnesses say.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 20, 2020

Madonna cancels Lisbon show: 'I must listen to my body'
"I must listen to my body and rest," the star tells fans in Lisbon, Portugal.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 20, 2020

Dancing On Ice: Caprice and Hamish 'part ways'
The skating couple have separated - and fans want to know why.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 20, 2020

Sarah Montague: Radio presenter confirms £400k pay settlement with BBC
The presenter says the settlement with the BBC followed "a long period of stressful negotiations".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 19, 2020

How Dan Aykroyd went from battling spirits to selling them
Hollywood actor Dan Aykroyd is also the boss of a popular vodka company.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 19, 2020

Belfast artist Jordan Adetunji on Ireland's hip-hop music scene
Belfast artist Jordan Adetunji gives an insight into the increasingly popular Irish hip-hop scene.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 18, 2020

Frank Skinner: ‘I'm all for a bit of moral menace'
The comedian on telling jokes in the "woke" era, fame, fatherhood and football.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 18, 2020

Jack Reacher author Lee Child passes writing baton to brother
Lee Child had considered killing off title character before getting his younger sibling to take over.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 18, 2020

Disney culls 'Fox' from 20th Century Fox in rebrand
The company wants to distance its film studio from Rupert Murdoch's news company, US media report.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 17, 2020

Simpsons actor Hank Azaria says he will no longer voice Apu
The announcement by white actor Hank Azaria follows accusations of racial stereotyping.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 17, 2020

Jazz musician Rex Martey signs record deal aged 82
Rex Martey suffers from prostate cancer and has written a song dedicated to one of his nurses.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 17, 2020

Wiggles singer Greg Page has cardiac arrest at bushfire relief show
Greg Page, a founder and original lead singer of the children's group, collapsed in Sydney.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 17, 2020

Manchester mayor criticises Eminem for rap about Ariana Grande gig bomb
Andy Burnham calls the rap about the 2017 attack "unnecessarily hurtful and deeply disrespectful".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 17, 2020

Ban on spiked collars at Slipknot gig in Glasgow 'ridiculous'
One club owner described the clothing restrictions for the band's Glasgow show as "a joke".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 17, 2020

Wiggles singer Greg Page collapses at bushfire relief show
Greg Page, a founder and original lead singer of the children's group, was performing in Sydney.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 17, 2020

Mac Miller sounds 'at peace' on posthumous album
Mac Miller fans tell Radio 1 Newsbeat what hearing his last album means to them.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 17, 2020

Derek Fowlds: Yes Minister and Heartbeat actor dies aged 82
The actor played Bernard in Yes Minister and was in the entire series of Heartbeat.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 17, 2020

Eminem criticised for lyric about bomb at Ariana Grande gig
"What you said was hurtful to so many people," fans tell the rapper after hearing his latest lyrics.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 17, 2020

Grammys chief removed 10 days before ceremony over misconduct allegation
Deborah Dugan is placed on leave following an allegation of misconduct.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 16, 2020

Actor Laurence Fox's Question Time clash over Meghan
It followed a question on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's decision to step back from royal life.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 16, 2020

Actor Laurence Fox's Question Time clash over Meghan Markle
The Lewis actor clashes with an audience member over whether press coverage was racist.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 16, 2020

Newcastle children talk mental health thanks to puppets
The show is touring schools and is being used to spot early signs of issues.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 16, 2020

Music giant nurtures neurodiverse talent
Universal Music UK have changed their work culture to be more inclusive to neurodiverse people.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 16, 2020

'First Middle-earth scholar' Christopher Tolkien dies
The son of JRR Tolkien is described as a "titan who was a "devoted curator of his father's work".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 16, 2020

Mistaken identity: 'You called the wrong Robert Shapiro'...
Presenter Evan Davis said it was the worst mistake since he joined Radio 4's PM programme.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 16, 2020

Mistaken identity: 'You called the wrong Robert Shapiro...'
Presenter Evan Davis said it was the worst mistake since he joined Radio 4's PM programme.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 16, 2020

Actor Stephen Graham vows to help under-represented film and TV talent
The Irishman star sets up a production company to give a platform to new and neglected voices.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 16, 2020

Spain billionaire guilty of trying to smuggle a Picasso
Jaime Botín was jailed for trying to get The Head of a Young Woman out of Spain to sell abroad.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 16, 2020

Emily Maitlis: Man pleads guilty to breaching restraining order
Edward Vines tried to contact the Newsnight presenter's mother twice last year.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 16, 2020

TV host Wendy Williams sorry for mocking Joaquin Phoenix's lip scar
Wendy Williams came under fire for appearing to make fun of actor Joaquin Phoenix's appearance.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 16, 2020

The Great British Bake Off: Sandi Toksvig to leave after three years
The presenter joined the programme alongside Noel Fielding in 2017.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 16, 2020

Rocky Johnson, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's wrestler father, dies at 75
Rocky Johnson, the first black WWE tag team champion, is hailed as a "barrier-breaking performer".

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 16, 2020

James Bond: Barbara Broccoli says character 'will remain male'
Barbara Broccoli, who produces the film series, says a female actor will not be cast in the role.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 16, 2020

M.I.A. receives an MBE medal that was stitched by her mother
The musician's mother has been making the medals for more than 30 years.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 16, 2020

Sir David Attenborough warns of climate 'crisis moment'
We're at a pivotal point in efforts to tackle climate change, the naturalist and broadcaster warns.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 15, 2020

Jack Lowden: Working with Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson was 'utterly bizarre'
Scots actor Jack Lowden discusses his career following his nomination for a Bafta rising star award.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 15, 2020

Hip-hop artist: 'I'm called Satan when I rap'
"Mina the Veiled" is a Senegalese hip-hop artist who is often mocked because of her passion for rap.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 15, 2020

David Bowie: Unseen footage released by De Montfort University
The footage shot in 1998 was to create a holographic artwork on David Bowie's album Hours.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 15, 2020

Harvey Weinstein trial: How do you select a jury?
Harvey Weinstein's trial is closely linked to the #MeToo movement - and finding a jury could be hard.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 15, 2020

Harvey Weinstein trial: Potential juror speaks of 'disgust'
The court has summoned 2,000 potential jurors - but many say they cannot be impartial.

BBC Entertainment & Arts
Jan 15, 2020

T. Rex, Whitney and The Notorious B.I.G. to join Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Whitney Houston, The Notorious B.I.G. and two classic British acts will be honoured in May.

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